On this day: July 23

POSTED: 6:00 PM Jul 22 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Jul 23 2013

Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

OTD July 23 - Raymond Chandler
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1888: Author Raymond Chandler, best known for hard-boiled detective novels like "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye," is born in Chicago.

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